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Enterotomy / enterectomy

6guinea pig

Synonym(s): Bowel resection


Introduction

  • Relatively uncommon procedure performed for access to the intestinal tract.
  • The intestinal tract of guinea pigs is thin and fragile.
  • Enterotomy and enterectomy are rarely indicated and are challenging to perform.

Uses

  • Foreign body removal.
  • Intussusception.
  • Neoplasia.
  • Intestinal biopsy.
  • Iatrogenic trauma.
  • Resection due to perforation by foreign bodies.

Advantages

  • The surgery allows for direct visualization and assessment of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Biopsies and foreign body removals can be performed during the same surgery.

Disadvantages

  • Invasive procedure requiring Laparotomy.
  • Risk of anesthesia.
  • High risk of post-operative complications.
  • Intensive post-operative care often required.
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Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Enterotomy: poor to guarded.
  • Enterectomy: poor.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Capello V (2011) Common surgical procedures in pet rodents. J Exotic Pet Med 20 (4), 294-307 VetMedResource.
  • Redrobe S (2002) Soft tissue surgery of rabbits and rodents. Semin Avian Exotic Pet Med 11 (4), 231-245 SciDirect.
  • Wayand W, Schiessel R, Faird M, Guiterrez R & Dinstl K (1979) Healing of enterotomies with preexisting peritonitis. An experimental study in guinea pigs. European Surg Res 11 (2), 122-126 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Quesenberry K A & J W Carpenter (2012) Gastrointestinal Diseases. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 27-45.
  • Quesenberry K A & J W Carpenter (2012) Soft Tissue Surgery. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 373-391.
  • Keeble E & Meredith A (2009) Rodents: Digestive System Disorders. In: BSAVA Manual of Rodents and Ferrets. BSAVA, UK. pp 127.
  • Orcutt C J (2005) Fluid Therapy in Small Mammals. In: Proc North American Veterinary Conference. pp 1366-1368. Website: www.ivis.org.

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